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Battle of Kadesh


Battle of Kadesh

The Great War of Ancient Civilization

Figure 1 . map of ancient egypt


yellow- Assyrians

purple- phoenicians

In the ancient civilization , great kingdoms were known for their power treasure and territories . The massive amount of resources that conquest can gain is important to further expand the kingdom and hold greater power and prestige against other nations . Vassals , strong relations to other state and magnificent number of manpower are the driving force for a nation 's victory . In the center of it all was a

visionary leader who claims the destiny of a great land towards fortune by development or with insurmountable power , raise an army of thousands that will conquer lands and leave other nations wealth for the taking

In the time of Egypt 's reign , the Assyrians and the Hittites rule the neighboring lands . A rivalry between whose the most powerful is inevitable among these nations , since the Assyrians rule the land in the eastern side of Egypt and the Hittites ruling the north eastern side just above the Assyrians homeland . It is also by several occasions that dispute has surface between the nations since territorial campaigns can happen at the same time and resources is shared only by smaller provincial boundaries

For years the Hittites or Indo-Europeans has experienced internal problems of their own due to political instability , royalty 's assassination and palace intrigues . Even though the campaign of their former king Mursilis I in Babylon was a complete


success . Moreover it was in this time that they lost their territory in Anatolia and Syria . By the turn of 15th century a restoration of the Hittite kingdom occurred under Telepinus which begun the two phases of restoration focusing on ending lawlessness and regulating royal succession . He also tries to bring forth old prestige by reconquest

of previously held Anatolian territories and a military and political expansion to the eastern and southern regions . Several campaigns also strengthened the Hittite kingdom by conquering Mintani by king Thudaliyas I . Although the later successors had been weak in protecting the land , it was under Suppiluliumas that gain back Hittites hold and finally breaking forth unto Syria

During those times , Akhenaten , the ruler of Egypt from 1370-1362 BC was also expanding his territory . After Egypt 's division by the Hyksos in the north and the Thebans in the south , a new insurgence of Egyptian rulers strive to bring back the diplomacy within the region . As the creation of the New kingdom arises the primary goals of the leaders were to take back its lost territories and widen its horizon

Akhenaten who was known for his religious reforms , had also rallied a great campaign at Sudan . Nevertheless , the infiltration of Syria which is at the top most b of Egyptian territory by Suppiluliumas I arouses old rivalry that was started in

the former Palestinian campaign when both nation crossed and met in the Euphrates

However , although the two state had been gnashing teeth at each other and though war...

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